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Capsaicin

Capsaicin

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Published by Michael Zanovec
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Published by: Michael Zanovec on Sep 21, 2011
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Functional FoodComponents of 
Peppers
Michael Zanovec, MS
 
Overview
Background/HistoryCapsaicin & CapsaicinoidsStructure/FunctionProposed Mechanisms/PathwaysContemporary uses of capsaicinCapsiate & CapsinoidsSimilarities/Differences withcapsaicinoids
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Background/History
Originated in Bolivia and parts of BrazilChili pepper seeds were spread throughoutthe Americas by birdsIn 1492, Columbus and his explorersdiscovered sweet and hot peppers in theWest Indies and took samples back toEurope.Aztecs called it chili, a name that has stuckin Latin America – they were the first to usethem as part of their culture including infood and ritualsNative Americans used peppers to relieve
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